• Extraordinary lineup of 100 teams from around the globe
• Historic range of automobiles from 1927 to the present day
• Full lineup of supporting partners
• 1,600km route traverses all seven Emirates of the UAE
• Opening Day for public to view all participants at the Dubai Creek Golf Club on December 4

9 November 2022, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 1000 Miglia Srl – the Italian company that organises the
1000 Miglia, also known as “The Most Beautiful Race in the World” – and Octanium Experiences LLC are
proud to announce an extraordinary lineup of participants and partners forthe highly anticipated 1000 Miglia
Experience UAE Jubilee Edition, taking place from December 4-8, 2022. This event is supported by the UAE
Ministry of Interior and the UAE Government Media Office.

The 1000 Miglia Experience UAE is set to become the largest classic car regularity rally ever held in the GCC,
with 100 teams participating from around the globe. These vehicles have already begun their long journey to
the United Arab Emirates, with entries coming from as far afield as the United Kingdom, the United States,
Germany, Italy, India, Switzerland and Lebanon.

Highlights from an outstanding lineup of classics include:
• 1927 OM 665 “Superba”– a similar model won the first 1000 Miglia in 1927
• 1952 Porsche 356 which competed in the famously gruelling South American 1953 Panamericana
rally, with Gautamalan coffee mogul Manfredo Lippman at the wheel
• 1964 Lincoln Continental – bought by the then-Pope for his tour of India in 1964. It was then
presented to Mother Teresa to be auctioned off for charity, and remains in India to this day
• 1958 Messerschmitt FMR TG 500 Roadster – the smallest and boldest vehicle in the event
• The highest number of Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwings – widely considered the fastest car in the
world in the 1950s – ever seen in the UAE, with 10 owners set to attend
• 1958 Ferrari 250GT California LWB Spyder – one of the rarest and most valuable Ferraris ever made
• 1977 Lamborghini Countach LP400 ‘Periscopo’ – the first version of the legendary Countach supercar
The event will be attended by a number of high-profile VIPs, influencers and international guests enjoying
this new chapter in the illustrious history of the 1000 Miglia.

On December 4, Octanium Experiences LLC will host an Opening Day at the Dubai Creek Golf Club open to
the public to attend without charge. Atthis event, all participant vehicles will be on display atthe lush verdant
greens of the Dubai Creek Golf Club, surrounded by the best of UAE car culture and fully supported by the
top influential car clubs and communities in the nation. In addition, the launch day includes practical training
for the competitors and technical scrutineering of the participating vehicles.

On December 5, the teams will commence their epic adventure from the start line of the Creek Golf Club,
beginning a truly epic journey covering all seven Emiratesin a challenging 1,600km road course – a feat never
attempted before by a classic car event in the UAE.

From Dubai the rally heads via the hillside hamlet of Hatta to the sinewy coastline of Fujairah for an overnight
stay, then changes course inland to the rocky expanse of Ras Al Khaimah where the vintage automobiles will
put their mechanical ability to the ultimate test: the soaring Jebel Jais road, a strident challenge for even
modern vehicles.

After a relaxing overnightsojourn, the rally continues down the western UAE shores via the exotic mangroves
of Umm Al Quwain, the seaside delights of Ajman, then curves inward to the towering red sand dunes and
majestic ancient archaeological sites of Sharjah, before returning to Dubai for a final and second evening
concluding at the Queen Elizabeth 2. On the final day, the rally heads to Abu Dhabi via Yas Marina Circuit for
the grand finale at the majestic Emirates Palace Hotel.

Octanium Experiences LLC is proud to announce the following partners for the 1000 Miglia Experience UAE:

Main Partners
: Official Timekeeper
ADNOC Distribution: Official Fuel & Lubricant Partner
Quint: Official Cryptocurrency
Gargash: Official Mobility Partner
Carrera: Official Eyewear

Event Partners
Tomini Classics: Official Classic Car Partner
Park Hyatt Dubai: Official Hospitality

Asset Classic
David Gandy: Official Clothing Partner
Sixt: Official Rental Partner
Motorsport Authority
Emirates Motorsport Organization

1000 Miglia CEO Alberto Piantoni said: “It is an enormous pleasure to represent 1000 Miglia here today, at
the official presentation of this project. Together with our partner Octanium, we have dedicated ourselves
to this project with great commitment over the past year. After the successful Prologue in February, we are
about to experience the December event. I am sure it will confirm the expectations of the participants,
sponsors and the public.

“For the first time in these territories, it will be possible to see the parade of cars that have too often
remained closed in museums and in the garages of private collections. An event capable of involving the
seven Emirates is something like the laying of the foundation stone in these territories for 1000 Miglia. This
isthe firststep to showcase our now almost century old history here and to proceed along the path of growth
of our brand. What betterscenario could we have imagined forthe debut of a 1000 Miglia event in the Middle

Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, Chopard Co-President said: “We are thrilled and honored to be the Official
Timekeeper of the first 1000 Miglia Experience UAE, in keeping with the tradition of being the world sponsor
and Official Timekeeper of the historic Mille Miglia car race since 1988.”

Eng. Bader Saeed Al Lamki, CEO of ADNOC Distribution, said: “On its debut in the UAE, the 1000 Miglia
Experience will be a race across the emirates so it’s only fitting to be the official fuel and lubricant provider
with our vast network of service stations able to provide the necessary pitstops.

“Supporting the classic cars and high-powered vehicles throughout their journeys with our premium Super
98 fuel and ADNOC Voyager lubricant will ensure maximum fuel and engine efficiency as motorists drive
across some scenic yet technically challenging routes.

Our ADNOC Oasis convenience stores will also provide the necessary fuel for drivers too; from pump to
pastry, we will be providing peace of mind and fueling this wonderful journey across the seven Emirates in
which we operate.”

Quint CEO and Managing Partner, Rahul Chaudhary said: “Quint’s goal is to connect the real world with the
virtual through the $Quint token, bringing in-life rewards and exceptional experiences to DeFi and the
blockchain. In this, we share a common passion for the rare and valuable with 1000 Miglia and Octanium,
with whom we are pleased to partner for an incredible race spanning the UAE’s seven Emirates. As one of
the best-known crypto projects headquartered in the UAE, Quint is proud to showcase how the real and
virtual worlds can combine to create exceptional journeys for connoisseurs, collectors and innovators. We
are celebrating this occasion with a special limited series of digital NFT artworks that will also serve as
invitations to the event’s many experiences.”

Mr. Shehab Gargash, MD & Group CEO of Gargash Group, said: “The Gargash Group is delighted to be
associated with this brand-new chapter of 1000 Miglia. The Group has a history of representing some of the
world’s greatest brands. In our role as proud sponsors of 1000 Miglia Experience UAE Jubilee Edition, we are
delighted to share this unique experience with the UAE. It is an honor to partner with such an event, and we
are confident this is just the beginning of a long and fruitful relationship.”

Octanium CEO Martin Halder said: “We are extremely proud to announce a fully-booked lineup of
participants for our landmark December event. This emphatic response from our participants is the
culmination of our journey over the past year to bring the Most Beautiful Race in the World to the UAE.”

“We especially welcome our foreign participants and their classic vehicles who will embark on a 1,600km
journey across this great country, discovering it for the first time. For GCC residents, it is a chance to explore
the UAE via an exceptional and challenging route. And for the public, on December 4 they can visit the Dubai
Creek Golf Club and view all the participants in one stunning location – many of which have never been seen
before on the Arabian Peninsula. With the help of our honored partners including the UAE Ministry of
Interior, EMSO, Tourism Authorities and our commercial associates, we are confident that the 1000 Miglia
Experience UAE 2022 will be the greatest classic car rally ever held in the region.”

About 1000 Miglia
The 1000 Miglia is widely recognised as the Most Beautiful Race in the World. Conceived by Giovanni
Canestrini, Franco Mazzotti, Aymo Maggi and Renzo Castagneto on 2nd December 1926 as a speed race on
open public roads, the 1000 Miglia takes place over a route of 1,600 kilometers (equal to 1000 miles) from
Brescia to Rome and back. The initial race began on 26th March 1927; 21 hours, 4 minutes, and 48 seconds
later it was won by Ferdinando Minoja and Giuseppe Morandi in a Brescia-built OM 665 Superba.
Since 1977, the 1000 Miglia has transformed into the most important regularity race in the world for historic
cars. The Red Arrow, as it is fondly called, remains faithful to the original route crossing Italy and its exquisite
local regions. 1000 Miglia celebrates its 94th birthday in 2021, still holding firm to its founding values of
Uniqueness, Experience, Passion, Excellence, Tradition, and Innovation.
In the modern version of the event, competitorsfollow a roadbook on public roadsto travel from one passage
control to another, challenged by complex time trials, while the public follows the convoy along the route,
enjoying the sight of a huge and diverse group of rare cars in action.

About Octanium
Octanium takes pride in more than a century of combined experience in the field of vintage cars, from
creating luxurious retail environments, racing in classic motorsport, to building a complete support
infrastructure for owners – Octanium has a driving mission to become the home for all classic car enthusiasts
in the UAE and beyond, connecting them with the enormous global network of workshops, events, clubs and
motorsport activities including the prestigious 1000 Miglia.

About 1000 Miglia Experience UAE
The 1000 Miglia Experience UAE is an invitation-only event open to 100 owners of landmark automobiles,
from legendary classics to iconic supercars of the modern era, sourced from all over the globe. Taking place
over four days, participants cross all seven Emirates – from the dramatic skycrapers of Dubai to the misty
coasts of Fujairah; from the seaside hamlet of Ras Al Khaimah to the epic deserts of Sharjah via the coastal
Emirates of Ajman and UmmUl Quwain, concluding at the awe-inspring metropolis of Abu Dhabi; participants
will driving their classic vehicles against the clock while enjoying the finest hospitality.

About ADNOC Distribution
ADNOC Distribution, listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) under the symbol “ADNOCDIST”, is
the leading fuel distributor and convenience store operator in the UAE. ADNOC Distribution operates 472
retail fuel stations, 359 convenience stores in UAE as of 30 June 2022 and is the leading marketer and
distributor of fuels to commercial, industrial and government customers throughout the UAE. ADNOC
Distribution operates in all seven Emirates in the UAE, and in 2018 expanded its retail fuels operations
internationally in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia where it operates 66 retail fuel stations as of 30 June 2022.
To find out more, visit www.adnocdistribution.ae

About Chopard
Founded in 1860, Chopard, The Artisan of Emotions, perpetuates the heritage of traditional know-how and
ancestral craftsthrough contemporary and ethical creations. Chopard has been the proud world sponsor and
official timekeeper of 1000 Miglia since 1988. Behind the deep connection that Chopard cultivates with the
1000 Miglia are values strongly ingrained in the Maison. Loyalty to a certain vision of elegance; a passion for
classic cars that the Scheufele family has passed down from generation to generation; the desire to be at the
heart of major events; and, above all, a commitment to high-quality watchmaking whose concepts stand the
test of time.

About Quint
Quint is the revolutionary DeFi project connecting the real and virtual worlds, offering investors in-life
rewards and luxury perks along with high crypto returns. Quint bridges the two worldsthrough super-staking
pools that offer rare prizes, exclusive experiences and excellent ROI. A boutique NFT marketplace turns NFTs
into physical works of art through beautiful token frames delivered to collectors’ doors.
As a DeFi change-maker nominated the hottest token of 2022, Quint aims to increase global adoption of
crypto, deFi and blockchain technologies by giving mainstream investors the reliability, transparency and
real-world use casesthey want.One of the best-known projects operating out of the UAE, Quint also supports
the Dubai Metaverse Strategy and the Emirates Blockchain Strategy.

About Gargash Group
Since 1918, the Gargash Group of Companies has established itself as a leading business enterprise with a
portfolio diversifying into automotive, real estate, and investments. Gargash successfully introduced leading
global automotive brands into the UAE such as Mercedes-Benz, Alfa Romeo, GAC MOTOR, SIXT Rent a Car in
addition to presenting an industrial line of lubricants, construction equipment and power systems. The
group’s investment sector operating since 1998 provides financial services, while the developing real estate
sector offers its valued clients expert residential, commercial and industrial property management

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